About the Film

Layover tackles the awkward dynamic of damaged family relationships in the age of Trump.


Brooke, a leftist and millennial living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend, gets saddled with hosting her homophobic, Trump-supporting Aunt for a night because of an unexpected layover at LAX. Brooke and her Aunt haven't spoken since the last presidential election, so the real question is: can they put politics aside and make it through one night together in close quarters?

Directed by Skyler Barrett


An Atlanta native, Skyler's love of all things film and  television, and her interest in creating complex, layered, female  characters, started at an early age. After being accepted into Columbia  College Hollywood in 2007, she made the move to Los Angeles. Many opportunities followed, including internships in Casting and Production  at CBS Studios ("The Young and the Restless"), ABC Studios ("Grey's  Anatomy, "Scandal", "Prime Suspect"), Colbert Mento Casting ("Step Up  3D, "Warm Bodies", "Destination Wedding"), and casting several student films for Columbia College Hollywood. 


After graduation, she  went on to work in commercials at Prime Casting, cast short films, and  created the award-winning, dramedy web series, Reckless Juliets. The series follows four teenage girls as they navigate their way through  high school and womanhood, and touches on themes such as mental illness,  suicide, LGBTQIA characters, and the complexity of female friendships.  The series has gone on to win awards at festivals like First Glance  Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Shorts Competition, KAPOW Intergalactic  Film Festival, and SoCal Creative and Innovative Film Festival.

Written by Lyndsay Rini


Lyndsay Rini has been acting, singing, performing and writing original scripts and monologues since she was a child. Rini is originally from the Washington DC area, where she trained at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Academy,  the Theater Lab, Act Two Performing Arts, The Levine School of Music, Act Two, Signature Theatre, and more. She went on to study at the University of the Arts in their musical theater program in Philadelphia, PA, where she continued to train in acting, singing, and performance. She earned her SAG eligibility in the 1950’s set major motion picture “My One  & Only” when she was fourteen and has been acting on film ever since.
Lyndsay is especially focused on creating women and LGBTQ driven stories in film with strong female characters. Rini also wants to see more women behind the scenes as well in all aspects of production. The screenplay for "Layover" has garnered an "Honorable Mention" for "Best Short Screenplay" in the Queen Palm International Film Festival and a win for "Best LGBTQ Genre and Dark Comedy Short Screenplay" in the LA Live Film Festival. She’s thrilled to be producing “Layover” and is very excited to bring it to life from the pages.


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